Tips, the tea specialists, really went to town
for the release of "Were-Rabbit". Here's a
of their promotions...
Cuppa Contraption competition
This launched in September 2005 and was promoted
on their larger packs of tea-bags. The competition
encouraged folks to design the perfect tea-making
contraption, with a £10,000 top prize on offer.
100 runners-up prizes of W&G modelling kits,
alarm clocks and DVDs were up for grabs too.
They also launched an attractive mini-game to play
on their web
site, with a tombola of additional
prizes to be won...
Hot on the heels of the competition, PG released these
special packs of PG Tips 160s, boxed with an exclusive
Gromit Thermo-Nose Mug. And there was no mucking
about here, these were very handsome, very usable,
ceramic mugs. Gromit's nose turns a vibrant reindeer
red when the mug is filled with tea!
The special packs hit stores on October 12th 2005,
and only a limited number were available in bigger
supermarket branches, here in the UK. Needless to
say, they were snapped up very quickly indeed, and
a great many found their way on to the collectors'
market on eBay...
The Tea-Stor-Matic Tea Caddy
The most recent promotion featured these rather
stylish tin tea caddys, with a pack of PG Tips 160s
inside. They were released to tie-in with the
arrival of "Were-Rabbit" on DVD in February
It was a proper caddy too, with a hinged lid.
Like the Thermo-Nose Mugs before them, these
were only available in limited numbers and were
snapped up very quickly indeed. A ridiculous number
turned up on eBay too...